Thursday, August 17, 2006

feed the beast

The big steam tractor is put to work driving a threshing machine.

The tractor is positioned a distance away from the thresher and a long belt (shown here in the foreground) is attached to both machines. The steam engine drives the belt and the threshing machine does it's work.

It's an extremely dusty and dirty operation - chaff is flying everywhere, mingled with the smoke from the engine.


pablo said...

I wonder what it is about old time machines that makes so many people want to work them. I certainly wouldn't want to work on the first computer I'd ever used, but driving an antique car would probably be a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Do the kids still get to play in the pile of straw?